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Is Your Will Up to Date?

Making a will is not fun. We know. It’s right up there with taxes on the list of things we’d rather not think about or deal with until we absolutely have to, right? But nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. We’ve all heard the saying. Why not sleep a little better at […]

Did You Hear? We Are a Firm of the Future

Team Holly CPA Selected As Firm of the Future by Intuit We are proud to announce that your very own Team Holly CPA won a prestigious award from Intuit this year – Firm of the Future! Intuit, QuickBooks’ parent company, launches a contest each year in search of the top “Firms of the Future.” The winners […]

Tis the Season to Be Giving!

November is when we all start thinking about charitable giving, especially if we haven’t done a lot of giving throughout the year. It’s the time of year when we all think about how to give back – how to help others in our community, our state, our world.  At this time of year, we usually […]

Sue Becomes QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor

Sue Tithof Leads Team Holly to Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification We’re proud to announce that our intrepid Master CPA and Financial Goddess, Sue Tithof, became an Certified ProAdvisor Advanced for QuickBooks Online this month. As part of her training for the certification and exam, Sue attended the QuickBooks Online Virtual Conference in October 2017, learning […]

Smart Disaster Planning Tips

We know: disaster planning is not high on the list of things we all want to do. But in the wake of disasters like Hurricane Irma and Harvey, or the wildfires out West, disaster planning should be top of mind for all of us.  Too often natural disasters strike and serve as reminders that it’s […]

Education Tax Credits – What You Need to Know

What You Should Know about Changes in Education Provisions in the Tax Law The IRS has several provisions for helping families offset the cost of education through education tax credits. Are you making the most of tax benefits designed to offset some of the high costs of education?  The American Opportunity Tax Credit, extended through […]

Managing the Tax Effects of Divorce or Separation

No one wishes for a divorce. But if it happens to you, are you prepared for the tax impacts that a divorce can have? It’s no surprise that the ripple effects of divorce reach all major areas of our lives. But most folks don’t consider how their tax situation will be impacted by divorce.  Filing […]

What Are My College Funding Options?

That new baby (or grandbaby) coos and smiles and melts your heart. It’s hard to imagine her all grown up and heading off to college. Before you know it, she’ll be walking across that stage getting her high school diploma and buying decorations for her dorm room. How will you pay for her college dream? […]

5 Smart Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Your credit score can mean the difference between a high- or low- interest loan, whether or not you get approved to rent that apartment you want, or even affect whether or not you get a job. So, having a great credit score is an important piece of your overall financial puzzle. What is a great […]

Social Security: Your Divorce’s Upside?

Divorce is messy. Divorce and money is messier. There is one financial benefit you may qualify for, though, that won’t send your ex-spouse into a rage – social security (SS). Here are the basics: You are eligible to receive social security benefits based on your ex-spouse’s work record if you were married for 10 or more […]